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Table of Contents for Gate of the Heart: Understanding the Writings of the Báb by Nader Saiedi



A Short Chronological List of the Báb’s Writings

Part I: The Interpretive Revelation

The Mode of Interpretation

The Divine Chemistry of Fire, Water, Wind, and Earth

The Remembrance, the Gate, and the Dust

The Structure of the Qayyúmu’l-Asmá’

The Qayyúmu’l-Asmá’ as Interpretation

Part II: The Metaphysics of the Primal Will and Divine Action

The Sanctuary of the Heart and the Path to Truth

The Primal Will as the Unity of Subject and Object

The Stages of Divine Creative Action

The Epistle of Justice and the Root Principles of Religion

Part III: The Primal Point and Progressive Revelation

Resurrection and Historical Consciousness

History and the Perspective of Unity

Community and the Primal Unity

Ethics and Laws in the Bayán

The Law of the Sword and the Twin Revelations